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Vice President Hamid Ansari today said the ground reality of delivering social justice in India is dismal even after 70 ye
The battle of nerves between judiciary and executive over appointment of judges for high courts intensified as the Supreme
The Karnataka High Court today partially upheld the constitutional validity of the state's tr
Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar today described a Gujarat court verdict in Gulberg Housing Society c
Mother of television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who allegedly committed suicide here last month, has launched an online p
Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanded justice on the third anniversary today of one of the world's worst indus
The Supreme Court today said that there should not be any leniency in awarding sentence to the convicts in serious offence
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today distributed compensation cheques to over 1,300 families hit by 1984 anti-Sikh r
There is a "sea change" in the approach of the new Sri Lankan government over the alleged war
A rape victim from Ambedkar Nagar district surprised everyone as she climbed on an overhead water tank here, her second su
Hasan Suroor, in the Hindu, describes a little quiz that Amartya Sen tried on his audience at the London Literature Festival the other day:
Three children — Anne, Bob and Carla — are quarrelling over a flute: Anne claims the flute on the ground that she is the only one of the three who knows how to play it; Bob demands it on the basis that he is so poor that — unlike others — he has no other toys to play with and it would therefore mean a lot to him if the flute were given to him; and Carla says that it belongs to her because she has made it with her own labour.
The important thing to note here is that none of the claimants questions their rival’s argument but claims that his or hers is the most persuasive. So, who deserves the flute?
Should it go to the child for whom it represents the only source of entertainment as he has no other toys to play with? Or to the one who can actually make practical use of it; or to the child to whom it must belong by virtue of her ``right” to the fruits of her labour?